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I have always called California my home, having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area and living in Los Angeles for the past decade. I am currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, working under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Nash at the Saban Research Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. My research project focuses on drug susceptibilities of infectious agents, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Previously, I received my Masters from the same department for my work on Aspergillus fumigatus infections and gliotoxin production. My thesis was entitled, "Assessing molecular heterogeneity in clinical isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus."

Although I have been a Trojan for many years, I will forever be a Bruin at heart, after graduating from UCLA for my undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics. While at UCLA, I worked at the Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI) under Dr. Rebecca Blanton (Dept. of Neuroscience) and Dr. Jennifer Levitt (Dept. of Child Psychiatry). There, we examined child neuropathologies, such as autism, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, using MRI technology.